California Earns Runner-up Finish at NCAA Championships

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ATLANTA - Pac-12 men’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up competition at the 2016 NCAA Championships, held at the McAuley Aquatic Center hosted by Georgia Tech. CALIFORNIA (351) earned a runner-up finish while USC (117) took 13th place, STANFORD (112.5) finished in 14th and ARIZONA (87) ended up in 16th place overall. UTAH finished with nine points in a tie for 35th place and ARIZONA STATE tied for 44th place with 2 points.

Collectively, Conference swimmers and divers totaled three NCAA individual titles, all of which came from the Golden Bears. Josh Prenot claimed the 400 yard individual medley title with a pool-record time of 3:35.82 (previous record was 3:37.88 set on 1/1/06). One day after setting the American, NCAA and U.S. Open record with a 43.51-second backstroke leg in the 400 medley relay, Ryan Murphy broke his own record in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 43.49. Murphy broke his own American, NCAA and U.S. Open record in the the 200 yard backstroke as well with a winning time of 1:35.73 (previous record was 1:36.77 set on 3/28/15).

Final Team Scores
1. Texas - 541.5
2. California - 351
3. Florida - 334
4. NC State - 314
5. Georgia - 239.5
6. Alabama - 225
13. USC - 117
14. Stanford - 112.5
16. Arizona - 87
T35. Utah - 9
T44. Arizona State - 2

NCAA Individual Champions
400 IM Josh Prenot, SR, California - 3:34.82 P
100 Back Ryan Murphy, JR, California - 43.49 N A O C P
200 Back Ryan Murphy, JR, California - 1:35.73 N A O C P

N - NCAA Record
A - American Record
O - U.S. Open Record
C - Championship Record
P - Pool Record

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